*JOHN PEAT
 
 
*JOHN PEAT -- (Karla Kitamura x Arabian Magic) (Clothed in Glory) Sev. 6 fl. 22 sc. M. This is one of the most important breaks of my hybridizing career, in terms of both the flower and overall plant habit.  The flowers begin the season as a rich burgundy, with the color softening as the season progresses.  The flowers also have a lighter watermark and a green throat.  The petals are surrounded by a very heavy gold edge, which can approach 1/2.  The scapes begin branching while still within the foliage.  Sometimes the branches themselves branch with the typical scapes having 4 laterals plus top branching, for a bud count of 40 or more.  The large, vigorous plants are also immediate rebloomers, with recurrent scapes appearing before the first  blooms open.  In Florida, established clumps bloom non-stop from May until September.  This has also been a magnificent parent, and grows beautifully from Florida to Canada.  It is rare to have so many exceptional qualities in one plant. Truly extraordinary!